Wednesday, May 2, 2018
First camping trip of the season! Yay!
We had a really nice weekend of camping with friends. They had 4 cub scouts plus their own son with them. So we had 5 boys around 10 years old. To be fair to them they were all pretty well behaved. If you told them to do or not to do something you usually only had to tell them once, maybe twice, but that is good. I was accused of being the "cookie stealer" until the boy found out that I was the one who had baked them and brought them up. lol He changed his tune then.
We were unable to have a camp fire as the fire rings were WAY down over the hill from our site. It was so cold that a fire would have been really nice. As it was I ran the furnace and fireplace in my camper all weekend. I knew it was going to be cold and I didn't pack enough heavy clothes. I packed for warm weather and I paid the price. On Saturday night I was so cold I was shaking. I finally told Dale that I was going in and take a hot shower to try to warm up. It helped some, but in a camper you don't take a long shower. Oh, well. Live and learn (I hope).
On Saturday Dale and L had a meeting over in town and T took the boys fishing so I just pottered around the camper and had a relaxing time. I am not into fishing. I don't like to sit still that long, I end up casting and then reeling in constantly and that annoys Dale so I tend to not go. If I go with him I'll take my knitting and just do that while he fishes. Luckily he is not into fishing all that much either.
Betsie and I took a nice walk while everyone was out and about. She is such a good dog on the leash, but that is because we took her to obedience training and she learned to walk at heel. A good thing as she is a big dog, 85 pounds. She is a mix of Saint Bernard and German Shepherd. She isn't as big as my full blooded Saint was but she is big. Dale took her for several walks and we took her together a few times. Have to walk them and let them go potty. We are responsible pet owners in that we carry doodoo bags with us.
I had packed our camper full of food for us for the weekend and enough to also feed our friends but T had already planned out what we were having and the Cub Scouts had brought food so they fed us all weekend. On Sunday after the boys had gone we had brunch and I supplied and fixed that. We ate inside as it was still cold outside.
They were there beating at our window for at least and hour and a half if not longer. Luckily we were so close to the tree that they could not get a good run(fly) at the window so did not hurt themselves. That would have upset me. I went out and tried to run them off so they wouldn't hurt themselves but they were persistent. Dale also went out and tried but they just would not go. I think I saw them still flying around when we were pulling out.
If you look close in the above picture you can see the female slightly down from the male. Her coloring makes her blend in with the tree.
All in all it was a lovely weekend. We stayed until Monday afternoon and had a great time. We relaxed Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. It was just the 2 of us and our dog Betsie by this time. Betsie is an excellent camper. I don't think she barked even one time the whole weekend. Unlike some of the dogs in the campground that seemed to yap constantly. Even when the birds were dive bombing the camper Betsie just lay there and slept. My other two would have been barking up a storm.
Home now and ready to go out again. Hoping it is soon. I do so love to go camping. :)
Edited to add: I wrote this yesterday (May 1) and thought I published it, but I guess I ddin't. So I will do so today,